PUBLIC LAW 88-241-DEC. 23, 1963
§ 16-2351. Voluntary agreement for support; approval; order of court; exclusion of other remedies The putative father of a child born out of wedlock may enter into an agreement with the mother of the child, or with another person on behalf of the child, for the support and maintenance of the child, and the agreement may be submitted to the court for ratification and approval. Upon ratification and approval, the court shall issue an order incorporating the terms thereof, and payments thereunder may be received and disbursed by the court in the same manner as provided by section 16-2381. The faithful performance under the terms of the agreement bars other remedies of the mother or any other person on behalf of the child for the support of the child, subject to section 16-2349(b). § 16-2352. Death of defendant; liability of estate If the defendant dies after paternity has been established and prior to the time the child reaches the age of 16 years, any sums due and unpaid under an order of the court at the time of his death constitute a valid claim against his estate. § 16-2353. New birth record upon marriage of natural parents When a certified copy of a marriage certificate is submitted to the Director of Public Health, establishing that the previously unwed parents of a child born out of wedlock have intermarried subsequent to the birth of the child and the paternity of the child has been judicially determined or acknowledged by the husband before the Commissioners or their designated agent, or has been acknowledged in an affidavit sworn to by the husband before a judge or the clerk of a court of record, or before an officer of the Armed Forces of the United States authorized to administer oaths, or before a person authorized to administer oaths, and the affidavit is delivered to the Commissioners or their designated agent, a new certificate of birth bearing the original date of birth and the names of both parents shall he issued and substir tuted for the certificate of birth then on file. The original certificate of birth and all papers pertaining to the issuance of the new certificate shall be placed under seal, and opened for inspection only upon order of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
34 Stat. 86; 44 Stat. 716.
§ 16-2354. Reports to Director of Public Health (a) Upon entry of a final judgment determining the paternity of a child born out of wedlock, the clerk of the court shall forward a certificate to the Director of Public Health, or his authorized representative in the jurisdiction in which the child was born, giving the name of the person adjudged to be the father of the child. (b) Upon receipt of the certificate provided by subsection (a) of this section, the Director of Public Health or his authorized representative shall file it with the original birth record, and thereafter may issue a certificate of birth registration including thereon the name of the person adjudged to be the father of the child. § 16-2355. Applicability of sections relating to desertion or nonsupport The provisions of sections 22-903 to 22-905, making it a misdemcanor to abandon or willfully neglect to provide for the support and maintenance of minor children in destitute or necessitous circumstances, and providing the proceedings and punishment therefor, also apply to a person who abandons or fails to support his illegitimate child when paternity has been established judicially or when paternity has been directly acknowledged by the putative father under oath, or indirectly acknowledged by volimtarily making contributions to the support of the child.